Thrown into the deep end, Alex Iwobi played very well in his first Champions League start at Camp Nou on Wednesday.
Just 19, the Nigeria international was trusted by his teammates, who constantly looked to feed him the ball knowing he would look after it.Going into the final third he was dangerous
Going into the final third he was dangerous as well as safe in possession, teeing up a couple of teammates and coming close to getting on the scoresheet himself only to have an effort blocked.
One flashpoint in the first half saw him clipped by Javier Mascherano but no penalty was given. Still, the teenager gave the world’s best team plenty to think about and wasn’t overawed by the occasion in the slightest.